Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text
Jul 19, 2016 2016-07-19
With the advent and proliferation of mobile devices available to students and teachers has come a wide range of options for accessing text. Electronic Texts and accompanying accessibility features such as text to speech can facilitate organization of materials, richer arrays of contexts available, and comprehension of classroom content for those with reading, language learning and other disabilities. This recorded webinar will familiarize educators with a variety of options at various price points and platforms, with demonstration of apps and features that put eTexts at your and students’ fingertips in no time. These include: iOS and Mac built-in accessibility features, Read and Write for Google and iPad, eText Platforms such as EPIC! Books for Kids, the Crack the Books series of accessible textbooks, and options for creating eTexts such as the renowned Book Creator App.
This webinar will be especially relevant for general and special education teachers, related service providers (SLP, OT), technology specialists, and administrators.
Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and technology consultant working in private practice at The Ely Center in Newton, MA. Sean spent over a decade in the public school setting in these complementary roles and his blog, SpeechTechie, was inspired by a desire to empower educators to employ technology in their work. Sean currently consults to local and national organizations on technology integration in speech and language interventions.